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Archive for November 21, 2003

Red Rock Station rally draws support
About 50 supporters of Station Casinos' plan to build a 300-foot hotel in Summerlin rallied at the site of the proposed tower Thursday afternoon.
11:20 a.m.
Southern Nevada to enter 'drought alert' on Jan. 1
Southern Nevada will officially enter a "drought alert" Jan. 1, a regional board ruled Thursday.
11:17 a.m.
Shareholders allege conflict involving Las Vegas investor, Vestin Mortgage
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Las Vegas investor and his associates have been accused of bilking an upstate New York harness race track of $7.5 million in questionable loan fees.
11:17 a.m.
Cancer center gets a boost
The push for a dedicated cancer treatment and research center in Nevada moved closer to reality Thursday with a sold-out fund-raiser at The Mirage, as more than 600 people bid lavishly on auction items, sang ...
11:15 a.m.
Saturday's matchup
WHEN COLORADO STATE HAS THE BALL
11:15 a.m.
Legal pot supporters back with new tactic
CARSON CITY -- The organization that tried unsuccessfully to change the law last year to allow adults to smoke marijuana is back in Nevada testing a new strategy.
11:14 a.m.
Flying bullets leave 13-year-old girl dead
By the time North Las Vegas Police officers responded to the sound of gunfire, 13-year-old Tanisha Turner lay dead in a Hassell Avenue driveway Thursday night.
11:14 a.m.
Williams says deal made over pay
Assemblyman Wendell Williams is alleging that Las Vegas officials promoted him in fall 2001 and arranged for his city pay during the 2001 Legislature in exchange for his help in passing an annexation bill.
11:13 a.m.
After arrest, pop star takes crowds for a ride
Just a few reporters and photographers prowling the tarmac at Henderson Executive Airport greeted Michael Jackson when his plane landed at 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
11:12 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Las Vegas is the new Neverland
I don't know whether the mayor still believes that now that Jackson is facing multiple counts of child molestation in Santa Barbara, Calif.
11:12 a.m.
CCSN president removed
A probe into claims of influence peddling and unfair hiring practices ended Thursday as the university system Board of Regents removed CCSN President Ron Remington and adviser John Cummings from their positions.
11:11 a.m.
Tracks, card rooms seek slots
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said during the campaign that he would try to raise as much as $2 billion from casino-operating Indian tribes by renegotiation their compacts with the state. Some backers of the initiative ...
11:08 a.m.
Overhaul of work cards OK'd
The Nevada Gaming Commission gave final approval Thursday to regulations that will overhaul the present work card system for casino workers across the state and replace it with an employee registration system that begins next ...
11:06 a.m.
Delaware State at UNLV
DELAWARE STATE STARTERS
11:06 a.m.
Sports briefs for November 21, 2003
The players association and Major League Baseball are in talks to allow the Expos to play home games in two different cities for a second straight season.
11:06 a.m.
Three enter pleas of not guilty
Clark County Commissioner Mary Kincaid-Chauncey and former commissioners Lance Malone and Dario Herrera pleaded not guilty this morning to charges they traded political influence for money and gifts from a local strip club owner.
11:06 a.m.
Unemployment insurance to remain same
Employers in Nevada will pay the tax on the first $22,000 in wages of an employee and will be assessed 0.05 percent to finance a job training program.
11:05 a.m.
Nevada jobless rate dips as economy improves
CARSON CITY -- Unemployment in October dropped to 5 percent in Nevada, a decline of three-tenths of a percentage point from September as the economy continue to rebound.
11:02 a.m.
Tabatha's mom: Death blamed on tube in throat
The throat of the 13-year-old girl who died four days after being released from University Medical Center had swollen shut because of injuries caused by a tube that had been shoved down the teen's windpipe ...
11:01 a.m.
Congress passes bill giving FBI greater search power
WASHINGTON -- A plan to give the FBI easier access to financial records from casinos and other businesses will now go to the president to sign.
11:00 a.m.
Vegas-area ski resort sold
Terms were not disclosed.
10:59 a.m.
Bankrupt resort generates positive cash flow
The 2,567-room Las Vegas Strip hotel reported revenue of $24.1 million and expenses of $23.4 million for the month, resulting in cash flow of $754,000, said a Thursday filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
10:58 a.m.
Gaming Commission supports new tax for casino nightclubs
The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday sided with its sister agency, the state Gaming Control Board, in supporting draft regulations that would require casinos to pay a 10 percent live entertainment tax on nightclub and ...
10:56 a.m.
Binion's Horseshoe owner negotiating with Nevada Power about past-due bill
Binion's Horseshoe is behind on its electric bill.
10:54 a.m.
Fishing report: Stripers nabbed all across Lake Mead
NDOW creel census clerk Walter De Mattos reported that the weather was still having a big impact on fishing at Lake Mead.
10:53 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Time to talk turkey -- and take a quiz
Gobble Gobble -- let's talk turkey.
10:52 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Rising star Yeley makes jump with Gibbs
Open-wheel racing has lost another promising American driver to the NASCAR ranks.
10:49 a.m.
Arbitrator upholds firing of bus drivers
The firing of three bus drivers in January was upheld this week by an independent arbitrator.
10:48 a.m.
News briefs for Nove. 21, 2003
Democratic presidential candidate Dick Gephardt today canceled his visit to Las Vegas that was scheduled for this afternoon. The Las Vegas trip has been rescheduled for Dec. 1, his campaign said.
10:48 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- MISS SAND BAR -- Pedroza on Machowsky trainee, draws good post for sprint opener, Miss sets the Bar to high for foes in Sand win? SPIRITED -- Draws alongside top pick, Krone ...
10:47 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
10:46 a.m.
Judge to NIAA: Game must go on
Another day, another defeat for the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association in its legal battle with Cheyenne High School.
10:45 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Rebels have to win two to salvage season
It has been a long, mostly tedious and largely dreary football season at UNLV, which has two games to play and two chances to reverse each of these earlier impressions.
10:44 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Ready? Basketball is here
One of the favorite pastimes of my youth was following the career of Chip Hilton, a figment of the imagination of former Long Island University basketball coach Clair Bee, who before he invented Hilton invented ...
10:43 a.m.
Robinson to return
UNLV's football team opens the 2004 season at SEC powerhouse Tennessee next September. And when the Rebels take the field before more than 100,000 orange and white clad Volunteers fans at Neyland Stadium, head coach ...
10:42 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'O' pools in big name with Sawyer
The ABC news anchor and "Good Morning America" host invited VegasBeat backstage Wednesday after she performed in "O," the long-running Cirque du Soleil show at Bellagio.
10:41 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Palo Verde, LV get nods in region finals
And now, for something completely different: Football.
10:19 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Altered bowls bad product of BCS system
Remember the good old days -- that would be before the farce that is known as the Bowl Championship Series came along -- when you could count on sleeping in on New Year's Day, catch ...
10:17 a.m.
Freshman Steichen gets call as UNLV quarterback
UNLV's hopes of finishing with a winning record and getting a Las Vegas Bowl bid now are riding on the strong and accurate right arm of true freshman quarterback Shane Steichen.
10:16 a.m.
Croomed and ready
Larry Croom can only hope that his performance against Colorado State on Saturday can come close to matching his last game against the Rams.
10:15 a.m.
Cap lets Keyshawn remain on payroll
Keyshawn Johnson will be home waiting for his $170,000 weekly paycheck during the final six weeks of the National Football League season while his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates nurse their bumps and bruises.
10:14 a.m.
Vikings' slide bigger than a mini-crisis
All-time series -- Cowboys lead, 3-2.
10:13 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Gruden had the right idea
Jon Gruden found a simple solution to a yearlong problem.
10:10 a.m.
Nevada lawmakers weigh Medicare legislation
WASHINGTON -- The addition of prescription drug coverage to the federal Medicare health plan could be approved soon as the House and Senate prepare to vote on major legislation this weekend.
9:45 a.m.
Volcano research could delay dump
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is waiting for the Energy Department's results from new studies on potential radiation released from a theoretical volcano erupting through the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
9:45 a.m.
Community briefs for Nov. 21, 2003
The Palo Verde High School National Honors Society chapter was recently given an Outstanding Service Project award by the National Honor Society for its work on Project Red Horse.
9:44 a.m.
Stereotypes are real people, too
A black trench coat hangs on a hook -- above it is a picture of Dylan Klebold, the Columbine shooter. Below it is a sign that reads, "How would people treat you if you wore ...
9:44 a.m.
Auction on eBay earns state $16,000
He said he was delighted with the response to the first auction and that the state will use eBay again next month to auction off more items.
9:44 a.m.
Gunfire at bar kills man, wounds three
Gunfire outside a central Las Vegas bar left one man dead and sent three people to the hospital early this morning, and police had two people in custody in connection with the shooting.
9:43 a.m.
Business briefs for Nov. 21, 2003
BURBANK, CALIF. -- Walt Disney Co., the second-largest U.S. media company, said fiscal fourth-quarter profit more than doubled because sales increased at its film studios and cable- television networks.
9:43 a.m.
Reputed mobster dropped from list after his death
Caifano, who recently died in Florida at age 92, no longer posed a threat to the casino industry, the commission said.
9:36 a.m.
Casinos in employment partnership with state
New Jersey is giving the casinos a $569,755 grant for the training program. The casinos will match that with $956,965.
9:36 a.m.
Iowa commission votes to keep casino moratorium in place
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted Thursday to keep a moratorium on new casinos in the state, placing the issue in the lap of lawmakers.
9:36 a.m.
Casino expansion advances
The proposed expansion of the Tamarack Junction Casino and Restaurant already has been approved by Washoe County commissioners.
9:35 a.m.
Jackson posts bail; arraignment set for Jan. 9
Michael Jackson returned to Henderson and the Green Valley Ranch Station Casino on Thursday afternoon, after flying to Santa Barbara, Calif., where he turned himself into police, was booked on multiple counts of suspicion of ...
9:34 a.m.
Home lender earnings manipulation detailed
The disclosure came as Freddie Mac said its overall earnings are being restated higher by $5 billion in a long-awaited adjustment. The underreported earnings of $4.4 billion for 2000-2002 were close to what the government-sponsored ...
9:33 a.m.
Dodd likely to back new Indian casino regulator
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, D-Conn., said Wednesday that he is inclined to support the nomination of Minnesota businessman Dave Anderson as the new head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
9:33 a.m.
Insurer settles asbestos suits
Travelers plans to fund the settlement from its unallocated asbestos reserves and doesn't anticipate an earnings charge as a result of the accord, the company said in a statement today. The company added $2.45 billion ...
9:32 a.m.
Blood drives for Nov. 21, 2003
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palo Verde High School; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sierra Health Services, 2716 N. Tenaya Way.
9:30 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Health care re-emerging
I am sure most people either don't remember or are constantly trying to forget the efforts of President Bill Clinton and our then-first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to fashion a health care program that would ...
9:09 a.m.
Builder chosen for prison gymnasium
CARSON CITY -- The state Public Works Board has selected a Las Vegas-based design-build team for the construction of a gymnasium and industrial building at the High Desert State Prison near Indian Springs.
9:08 a.m.
Reid pushes release of funds for POWs
WASHINGTON -- The battle over $959 million for former prisoners of war -- including Las Vegas resident Jeffrey Tice -- continues, with Nevada Democrat Sen. Harry Reid scheduled to take to the airwaves Sunday.
9:08 a.m.
Obituaries for Nov. 21, 2003
Thomas Andrew Baggett, 17, of Las Vegas died Nov. 14 in Las Vegas. He was born March 10, 1986, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. A resident for 16 years, he was a student and a ...
9:07 a.m.
Patriot Fund money goes to parents of Commons
CARSON CITY -- The family of an Army Ranger from Boulder City who was killed in Afghanistan is going to receive $6,000 from the Patriot Fund, fueled by voluntary donations in Nevada.
9:07 a.m.
Youth advocate, boxing coach, Paternostro dies
Sam Paternostro spent a lifetime making a difference in the lives of youths.
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Teachers have no budget power
I can assure Mr. Allen that as a classroom teacher, I have no power whatsoever over the educational process or the monies that fund that process, outside of my classroom walls.
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Despite closure, assistance for homeless prevails
What began simply as an effort to save homeless men from heatstroke has expanded into a bi-monthly ministry where at least 100 local Catholic people take an interest in providing water, socks, sandwiches, underwear, blankets, ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Drug bill still needs more work
Some seniors have private insurance plans that offer prescription drug benefits, but the premiums and the co-payments can be expensive, making these private plans unaffordable for many others. The state of Nevada has a prescription ...
9:05 a.m.
Shelters to provide emergency beds
There will be emergency shelter for hundreds of homeless men this winter, and, for the first time, long-term plans will be made to deal with the Las Vegas Valley's chronic lack of beds every winter, ...
9:04 a.m.
Couple to stand trial on voter fraud charges
Gary and Pamela Horrocks will stand trial for voter fraud after a judge refused to dismiss the charges against them Thursday.
9:04 a.m.
House approves bill giving FBI greater search power
WASHINGTON -- The House approved Thursday a plan that would let the FBI have easier access to financial records from casinos and other businesses.
9:03 a.m.
With 'Ovation,' Saxe has a winner in the bag
He has created a fun show with broad-based appeal using a technique as old as vaudeville -- staging a series of unrelated acts that amazes, amuses and thrills an audience without busting the family budget.
8:36 a.m.
On Display for Nov. 21, 2003
Pop diva Donna Summer's exhibit, "Driven by the Music," goes on display today at Entertainment Galleries at The Venetian, and continues until Dec. 15. Admission is free.
8:34 a.m.
Datebook for Nov. 21, 2003
The city of Las Vegas presents the "All for Women Expo" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 Pavilion Center Drive. Admission is free. 229-1108.
8:33 a.m.
Performing arts for Nov. 21, 2003
'Requiem'
8:33 a.m.
Cellmate says Archanian admitted fatal beating
The man charged in a downtown Las Vegas jewelry store robbery admitted that he killed an elderly woman and tried to kill her daughter, one of his jail cellmates testified Thursday.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Foundation deserves 1,000 thanks
The local chapter will bestow its 1,000th wheelchair on a resident whose identity is being kept secret until the 1 p.m. presentation Tuesday at the North Las Vegas Community Outreach Center.
8:29 a.m.
'Rising Stars' to be showcased at Ham Hall
Icelandic violinist Judith Ingolfsson, with pianist Ronald Sat and the Miami String Quartet, will "shine" Friday night when the Charles Vanda Master Series showcases "Rising Stars of Classical Music."
8:29 a.m.
Enjoy a shot of Scotch with Marillion's best
In 1987 the word "fish" conjured up a very specific image for European music fans, one that had nothing to do with tie-dyed shirts or long instrumental passages.
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Reality shows taking on a little bit of country
In 1992 he directed and produced the program that launched the reality TV era, MTV's "The Real World." He worked on the show for its first four seasons.
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Look-alikes sound off at Imperial Palace
Some 300 fans crammed into Tequila Joe's bar on Nov. 13 to cheer on 26 entrants competing in Imperial Palace's first Amateur Celebrity Impersonator Karaoke Contest.
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Hyche is traveling comedy's high road
How else do you explain a 32-year-old comic who, in this day and age, goes against the mainstream by refusing to pepper his stand-up act with profanities and risque humor, opting instead to tip his ...
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Las Vegas area restaurants offer holiday bounty
What's important about Thanksgiving is being with family and friends. Many restaurants will do the cooking. All you have to is set the table and send someone to pick up the food (caterers usually deliver). ...
8:25 a.m.
Stand-Up Woman: Jewel finds comfort by focusing on solo tour
"He mentioned my name, and it was hilarious," she said. "He joked about how he hates one-named artists like Sting and Bono and Cher and me."
8:24 a.m.
Is Red Rock Station plan the right fit?
Lorenzo Fertitta is president of Station Casinos Inc.
5:55 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Buck is stopping nowhere
PLEASE TELL ME this is the bottom.
5:43 a.m.
Editorial: Franciscan has been a role model
A familiar scene unfolded one evening last week on Wilson Street in Las Vegas. A man wearing the brown robe of the Franciscan friars huddled with several homeless men and women, sharing the shivers they ...
5:27 a.m.
Editorial: Plan moving too fast
FBI officials in Las Vegas recently acknowledged that they used powers granted under the Patriot Act to access private financial records they needed for their ongoing investigation of political corruption. The Patriot Act was passed ...
5:27 a.m.
A reason to abstain
WELCOME to Las Vegas, Mr. President. On Tuesday, President George W. Bush is coming to Las Vegas. It is appropriate that we welcome him to our city and wish him well in his travels. It ...
5:22 a.m.
Letter: High school QB's integrity admired
I read the Nov. 11 column in the Sun about 17-year-old Nate Haasis, the Illinois high school quarterback. He got a 37-yard completion to secure for himself the all-time passing record in his conference. Coaches ...
5:16 a.m.
Letter: TV news ignores serious stories
I am a Las Vegan who, until now, received a majority of my news from local television. I think I heard something about our president visiting the United Kingdom, but I'm not certain. I also ...
5:15 a.m.
Through the years
By Heather Rawlyk LAS VEGAS SUN
5:09 a.m.
Open house
The Clark County Fire Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary today 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with an open house at Station 18, 575 E. Flamingo Rd.
5:08 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Nevada's GOP silent on Yucca as Bush's visit nears
Jeff German's column appears Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in the Sun. Reach him at [email protected] or (702) 259-4067.
5:07 a.m.
Winters' Wonderland
By Jerry Fink LAS VEGAS SUN
4:32 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Kroft says report isn't cheesy
VegasBeat appears Sunday through Friday in the Las Vegas Sun. Timothy McDarrah can be reached at [email protected] or at (702) 259-4096.
4:27 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: An open letter to the president
Susan Snyder's column appears Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Reach her at [email protected] or (702) 259-4082.
4:27 a.m.

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